Biosystems Engineering

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 7, 2009 - Science - 400 pages
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Maximize productivity while minimizing environmental impact

Develop sustainable products, energy sources, and processes using the concepts and methods contained in this interdisciplinary resource. Biosystems Engineering discusses how to effectively merge solid design techniques with biology and the applied sciences.

Featuring chapters by experts in each field, this authoritative guide explains how to analyze genetic data, design ecosystem models, implement conservation strategies, harness biofuels, and ensure food safety. Full coverage of transgenetic wood production, package engineering, supercritical fluid extraction, and agricultural land management is included.

Discover how to:

  • Use microarray technology to classify genes and construct databases
  • Build mathematical models and computer simulations of ecosystems
  • Create bio-oils and carbon-neutral transportation fuels using pyrolisis
  • Synthesize biodiesel and ethanol from vegetable oil and animal fat
  • Purify and enrich biotechnological products with bioseparation
  • Develop modified woods and herbicide-resistant crops using transgenetics
  • Extract antioxidants, supercritical fluids, and bioregulators from plants
  • Deploy ecologically sound fertilizing, composting, and harvesting methods
 

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This book looks at the uses of bioengineering including those for agriculture. The combination of genetics and system analysis are used to make sustainable environmental modifications to address some of the critical needs due to impact of things like population and climate in the future.

Contents

1 Microarray Data Analysis Using Machine Learning Methods
1
2 Biosystems Analysis and Optimization
33
3 Soil and Water Conservation
91
4 Models for Heat Transfer in Heated Substrates
125
5 Geographic Information SystemBased Watershed Modeling Systems
169
6 Design of Sustainable Water Management Systems
195
7 Biomass Pyrolysis and BioOil Refineries
213
8 Performance and Emissions of Biodiesel and Ethanol in Engines
253
11 Food Package Engineering
325
12 Evaluation of Transgenic Wood for Wood Productivity and Quality
347
13 Extraction Refining and Stabilization of Edible Oils
367
14 Phenolic Substances from Olives Olea europeae and Related Olive Mill Products
391
15 Effect of Exogenous Bioregulators on the Mineral Composition and Storability of Fruits
405
16 Supercritical Fluid Extraction Applications for Biosystems Engineering
447
17 Agriculture Management
469
Index
505

9 Bioseparation Processes
281
10 Food Safety Management
309

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About the author (2009)

Ahindra Nag is a professor in the Chemistry Department at Indian Institute of Technology.

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